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Creative Exchange: Victorian Crazy Patchwork

A rare opportunity to learn historic patchwork and embroidery systems from a local expert.


Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Sharing Skills and Culture.

Session Title: Victorian Crazy Patchwork

Description: You will be able to choose your own fabrics and threads to create your own colour scheme for a sumptuous cushion. The workshop will include explanations, demonstrations and one-on-one instruction of the various techniques. You’ll also be given patterns and ideas for making other items at home.
This session suits people with some hand sewing experience.

What you’ll get: 

  • Everything is provided in a take-home kit:
  • Fabrics and threads
  • Printed handouts
  • Lots of ideas and inspiration for other projects
  • A finished own-made embroidered cushion

What to bring:

  • Any of your own fabrics or threads you would like to use
  • Sewing kit including pins, scissors, etc
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Lunch

About Creative Exchange: Kickstart Arts value community skills and knowledge, so we started up Creative Exchange – Hobart’s newest destination for teaching, learning, sharing and collaborating!

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Making great art to promote wellbeing & creativity.

Joy Birbeck has extensive experience teaching, specialising in textiles. She has taught adult classes evenings and weekends at TAFE, had a studio in the Design Centre in Geeveston and has exhibited in the Long Gallery at the Salamanca Arts Centre.

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Creative Exchange: Victorian Crazy Patchwork

Kickstart Arts, St Johns Ave, New Town, Tasmania, Australia

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